Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread
Yeah, your experiences confirm exactly my own with the 5870s. They simply don't perform as smoothly as their numbers will lead one to believe. IMO, reviewers simply don't state this enough. I remember hearing the same things from some users with regards to the 4870s vs 280s. My hunch is that the ATI cards just don't have enough bandwidth once you start using 4xAA at 1920x1200 with graphically intensive games. If it's a framebuffer issue, the 2gb cards should have shown much bigger improvements than they did.